drawing my pile of acorns today, before I plant them…
Today, just some gleanings on emergence, some shapes I am trying to grasp and understand, some spirals of thought to follow.
adrienne maree brown, ’emergent strategy’:
“Ferns are a form of fractal. A fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity, which means it looks roughly the same at any scale. Small-scale solutions impact the whole system. Use similar principles to build at all scales.”
“Small is good, small is all. The large is a reflection of the small.”
Mark C Tayor, much harder to understand, on perception, in ‘Refiguring the spiritual’:
“…the brain is not a centralised processor but a distributed network. Perception and cognition are not simply the product of the cogito; to the contrary, the cogito is an emergent phenomenon that is the product of the information processes consitutive of perception and cognition…”
“as we have already discovered, mind and matter – or in this context subject and object – are not separated by an unbridgeable gulf but are coemergent and codependent and function according to similar rules.”
Just to let you know, I have added a page to my project pages on this website – for my garden paintings of earlier this year.
These mixed media drawings and paintings, looking close-in at very small growing things. They were made in my garden during the coronavirus lock-down here in Wales.
To put it simply, they are about drawing attention to ordinary things and opening up to momentary joys, and the feeling of being in love with the world.
Painting a pumpkin today with the lovely Gwendraeth Arts Lab on-line group.
Working today on a folding book for my collaborative book project with Suzie Ross.
A short video, still working with the watercolour scroll forms.
I heard a palliative care doctor talking once, she said that there are four things that people very often need to say before departing.
Making maquettes of scroll forms in watercolour this evening – working from memories of making the short film yesterday.
here is some food work, for havest-festival
a drawing and print, made at our online arts group this morning
painting on vegetables and using them to make block prints
which is so lovely and meditative and frankly also amazingly counter-intuitive
if you have a bit of paint, a few hours to spare and a leaf or the end of a bit of sweetcorn –
I can’t recommend it highly enough
I did a little bit of drawing and watercolour today, based on memory of the rushes on the mountain in the wind, being flexible to their conditions.